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Heard It Through the Grapevine: 11 Wonderful Wine Rooms

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Attention all wine lovers! We know that you’ve been dreaming of the day when you have a luxury wine room in the comfort of your own home. Who wouldn’t want to retreat into a personal Napa or Loire Valley after a long week at the office? Whether you’re looking to save space, put your wine collection on display, or archive your most valuable bottles, that cellar you’ve been dreaming about is calling your name. Answer the call and raise your glass to these outstanding wine rooms in these North Texas homes — all currently listed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Just Listed | Oak Hill Raceway: The Oldenburg’s North Texas Motocross Track

The family of professional motocross racer Mitchell Oldenburg has put Oak Hill Raceway — a 40-year-old Texas motocross track — on the market outside of Fort Worth for $2.39 million.

The track-anchored, 185-acre property sits about 50 miles northeast of Fort Worth in Alvord, and is getting national attention from would-be real estate investors to motocross professionals seeking some new turns.

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Dallas, Open Houses, Preston Hollow

Summer Open House Tour: Luxe pools. Lush outdoor spaces.

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

With the July 4 celebrations behind you, it may feel like the party’s over — but at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, it’s just getting started. This Sunday, July 9, the D-FW luxury brokerage invites you to experience more than 75 residences with spectacular pools and outdoor entertaining spaces on its Summer Open House Tour.

To celebrate this weekend’s tour, the first annual Summer Open House Tour, we are sharing the five modern-day must-haves for a most luxurious outdoor oasis.

We call it: The Yard Guard

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Fort Worth

At Home in America’s Ninth-Hottest Market: Fort Worth, Texas

Private and secluded in Fort Worth ISD: 4836 Bryce Avenue is listed by Ashley Mooring. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

“In Tarrant County, houses are moving,” says Zareen Khan, director of sales at the Cultural District office of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “The higher the price point, the more inventory there is. Although there is a lot of inventory, the first quarter of 2017 saw double the number of sales of homes over $1 million than the first quarter of 2016.”

That tracks directly with Forbes naming Fort Worth the ninth-hottest housing market in the U.S. this year. The home prices boggle: Fort Worth’s are up 9 percent, year over year for three years, and are predicted to go up 17 percent in the next three years.

Here, enjoy a selection of some significant listings in Fort Worth, exclusively represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

4767 Overton Woods Drive | Overton Woods
Listed by Veronica Stimson

Listed by Veronica Stimson

4167 Charron Lane | Ridglea Hills
4167 Charron Lane, Clay Brants-living room

Listed by Clay Brants

1410 Washington Terrace | Crestmont

Listed by John Zimmerman

1301 Throckmorton Street 2004 | Downtown Fort Worth
Listed by Allison Hayden and Michelle Perry

Listed by Allison Hayden and Michelle Perry

6208 Indian Creek Drive | Westover Hills
Listed by John Zimmerman

Listed by John Zimmerman

4836 Bryce Avenue | Chamberlain Arlington Heights
Listed by Ashley Mooring

Listed by Ashley Mooring

9404 Marbella Drive | Montserrat
9404 Marbella Drive, John Zimmerman-living room

Listed by John Zimmerman

8221 W FM 1187 | Ashbriar
Listed by Amy Chairez and Duke Chairez

Listed by Amy Chairez and Duke Chairez

Discover more exclusively listed homes in Fort Worth and its surrounds, here. 

 

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury brokerage headquartered in North Texas. Its award-winning agents, serving clients from offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Lakewood, Uptown, The North and The Ballpark, achieved a record-breaking sales volume of $3.2 billion in 2016. Independently owned and operated by president and CEO Robbie Briggs, the firm specializes in the purchase and sale of significant properties, from historic and contemporary to waterfront, ranch and land. The company’s deep-rooted connections, superior marketing resources and global strategies, as part of the $95 billion Sotheby’s International Realty network, bring the extraordinary to every client.

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One Local Firm, Four of America’s Top Agents | REAL Trends The Thousand

The Thousand is annually ranked by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Photo / REAL Trends 

In the June 23 issue of The Wall Street Journal, REAL Trends named four Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents to The Thousand, its annual ranking of the top 1,000 real-estate professionals and teams in the United States. Across Dallas and Fort Worth, these expert agents are the best in the business.

Not only are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty’s Becky Frey, Tom Hughes and Michelle Wood on the new ranking of the top 250 individuals by volume, they rank as the top three agents, respectively, in all of Dallas. The firm’s Fort Worth–based John Zimmerman made two lists: the top 250 individuals by volume and the top 250 individuals by transaction sides. In the rankings, Zimmerman is the No. 1 Fort Worth–based agent in the country and the No. 2 agent in all of Texas — and in the top .001 percent of agents in the entire U.S.

REAL Trends, founded in 1987, is the leader in ranking the performance of residential real-estate services firms, agents and teams in the U.S. The REAL Trends ranking considers data, verified by independent sources, for more than 1,000 brokerages.

“I know how talented and dedicated our agents are,” says Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, “but it’s nice to see an outside party recognize how solid our relationships are between our agents and our buyers and sellers.”

To John, Becky, Tom and Michelle: Congratulations! You are achieving the extraordinary. 

As published in Mansion, The Wall Street Journal's luxury real-estate section, on June 23, 2017.

Photo / As published in Mansion, The Wall Street Journal’s luxury real-estate section, on June 23, 2017.

 

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury real-estate brokerage, established in 1960, headquartered in North Texas. Its nearly 500 award-winning agents, serving clients from offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Lakewood, Uptown, The North and The Ballpark, achieved a record-breaking sales volume of $3.2 billion in 2016. Independently owned and operated by president and CEO Robbie Briggs, the firm specializes in the purchase and sale of significant properties, from historic and contemporary to waterfront, ranch and land. The company’s deep-rooted connections, superior marketing resources and global strategies, as part of the $95 billion Sotheby’s International Realty® network, bring the extraordinary to every client.

Top 5 Neighborhoods for Your Next Move in North Texas

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The Elegant Life: Park Cities

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Your neighbors are leaders in society, business and politics — plus executives, influencers, pro athletes and generations of families — in these sophisticated cities. The quintessential American neighborhood, Highland Park was created to be a respite from the stresses of early 19th-century life. Rich in history and legacy, University Park is home to SMU, considered the “Ivy of the South” and a great place for kids to attend summer camps and athletic events. Located just a few miles from downtown Dallas, homes in the Park Cities range from quaint cottages to large estates — all located within blocks of great local and global shopping in unique neighborhood centers.

Explore all that the elegant life has to offer and find your perfect spot in the Park Cities: 

Highland Park    /     University Park 

The Elevated Life: Uptown/Downtown Dallas

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These areas are alive with young professionals, smart-sizers, artists and CEOs — and anyone who loves the high-energy buzz of a city. This is the heart of Dallas’ music, cultural, event and art scenes, from the five-acre Klyde Warren Park to the renowned Arts District. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the award-winning restaurants and hip bars. Catch a ride on the historic McKinney Avenue trolleys and discover incredible local shops and luxury retailers. Here, it’s all about luxury high-rises, smart live/work spaces, sophisticated mid-rises and convenient townhomes — home to people from all walks of life.

Explore the elevated life and find your perfect spot in Uptown/Downtown. 

The Energetic Life: The North

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It’s one of the most desirable areas in the United States: safe, sophisticated and perfect for executives, professionals, young families and smart-sizers. There are award-winning schools, bustling city centers and vibrant green spaces — all within a booming business scene. Discover Plano, home to major corporations and boasting parks, ball fields and recognized schools, plus a wide array of shopping, dining and community organizations for every lifestyle. Frisco is home to professional soccer and the vibrant Frisco Square, filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment. Just 25 minutes from DFW and Love Field airports, homes in The North are spacious and gracious — in architectural styles from traditional to tomorrow.

Explore the energetic life and find your perfect spot in The North: 

Plano     /     Frisco     /      McKinney

The Easy Life: Lakewood

There is an unmistakable vibe to Lakewood: Foodies, hipsters, yuppies, artists, grandparents and kiddos happily mix and mingle in this community known for outdoor activities and community support. Money magazine called it one of the top 10 best big-city neighborhoods in America and noted its beautiful setting on the rolling hills next to White Rock Lake. Lakewood is a community that embraces nature, with that sparkling lake and its 15 miles of trails and many tributaries serving as a giant playground to those who live and visit here. Many of the neighborhoods’ iconic homes were built in the 1920s — mixed today with architecturally sensitive charmers and the occasional cool contemporary.

Explore the easy life and find your perfect spot in Lakewood.

The Educated Life: Southlake

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Just minutes from downtown Dallas, Southlake is known for its exemplary public schools and its Friday-night lights. It’s a place where the whole town comes together in the fall to cheer on the Carroll High School Dragons football team, which has won the state championship multiple times. Ranked among the best neighborhoods for families with children by The Dallas Morning News, here you can hike, bike or fish at one of nearly 20 local parks — or you can take the kids to nearby Milwaukee Joe’s Gourmet Ice Cream in the Southlake Town Square for a cone. From year-round golf to sophisticated shopping, Southlake is also a popular executive-relocation town, just minutes from DFW Airport and with easy access to all things Dallas. There is a home here for everyone, especially if you like new construction and custom-built traditional homes.

Explore the educated life and find your perfect spot in Southlake.

 

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury brokerage headquartered in North Texas. Its award-winning agents, serving clients from offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Lakewood, Uptown, The North and The Ballpark, achieved a record-breaking sales volume of $3.2 billion in 2016. Independently owned and operated by president and CEO Robbie Briggs, the firm specializes in the purchase and sale of significant properties, from historic and contemporary to waterfront, ranch and land. The company’s deep-rooted connections, superior marketing resources and global strategies, as part of the $95 billion Sotheby’s International Realty network, bring the extraordinary to every client.

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Luxury Lakefront Homes to Enjoy Year-Round

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Calming. Invigorating. Living by the water is like a holiday — every day. Your days begin and end with beauty. Thoughts are clearer. Conversations are more memorable. In this era of tap-tap, swipe-swipe, hurry up and hurry over, there is nothing like connecting with water. The expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty can find the perfect place for you. Here, just a few of its many listings with water views.

See all lakefront homes, listed exclusively with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. 

5400 Gee Road |Lake Granbury | Granbury

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21 Robledo Drive | Private lake | Dallas

Listed by Amy Detwiler

2411 Cactus Rio Lane | Brazos River | Weatherford

9900 Boat Club Road | Eagle Mountain Lake | Fort Worth

Listed by Bip Nauta

Mariposa del Lago: 7941 Summit Cove | Eagle Mountain Lake | Fort Worth

Listed by John Zimmerman

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury brokerage headquartered in North Texas. Its award-winning agents, serving clients from offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Lakewood, Uptown, The North and The Ballpark, achieved a record-breaking sales volume of $3.2 billion in 2016. Independently owned and operated by president and CEO Robbie Briggs, the firm specializes in the purchase and sale of significant properties, from historic and contemporary to waterfront, ranch and land. The company’s deep-rooted connections, superior marketing resources and global strategies, as part of the $95 billion Sotheby’s International Realty network, bring the extraordinary to every client.